The first time I watched STTNG was when it came out, in my teens. Last year I completed a second run of the whole thing, also exposing some to my baby.
I could write a whole blog about international politics as seen on the bridge of a galaxy class starship. Instead, I present a few choice screen caps. I will resist the urge to caption them, instead giving a general statement:
You no doubt will recognize these characters. Also recognize what they are saying, and that captions on netflix for this popular sci-fi show were provided by the US Dept of Education! Also, that the "Picard Chain" became an inspiration for a whole new class of successful warrior-statesmen in the contemporary (21st) century american military.